If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.
You may want to quit your soul-sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, or you may want to start a new career venture. The problem is you aren’t clear on the steps to take.
You may want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go—or how to make it happen.
You may want to grow your business, but aren’t even sure what that means.
Guess what? With a vision you can achieve any goal you can conceive.
The first step is to simply visualize what you want.
How Vision Boards Work
A vision board is a planning tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and daydream in a tangible format. By collecting images that represent your biggest goals and keeping them within sight, you’ll be better able to focus on the next steps to take to reach them.
Vision boards can also serve to keep you inspired when boredom strikes (as it inevitably will) and remind you of why you’re working so hard when all you want to do is take a nap or watch reruns of Friends.
How to Make a Vision Board
Creating a vision board is easy, exciting, and fun! You can create yours with paper and other art materials, or you can create one digitally using one of many online apps such as Pinterest, Microsoft OneNote, or Evernote. I have a vision board and book. While digital boards are more portable, physical boards are often more inspiring. There’s just something about engaging all your senses that makes a tangible vision board more effective.
To create your board, start by collecting images that represent your biggest goals and dreams. Photos from a favorite family vacation, ads for an expensive house you want to buy, a playbill for a Broadway show you want to see, or even a dollar figure representing your desired bank account balance are all good items to visualize your goals. Add them to your new vision board.
Next, be sure to include phrases and quotes that inspire you and keep you going even when things get tough. Sometimes a few words of wisdom from someone you admire is all it takes to get you back on track after a rough spot. I love words; I have them all over my house and vision boards.
Finally, remember this: Your vision board is a living and private document. Your dreams and goals will change. Some goals you will achieve and remove from your board to make room for bigger and better dreams. Some you will decide don’t matter so much anymore, and you’ll trade them for some others. It’s your vision, and it’s completely up to you what dreams you choose to follow—just be sure that you do follow them.
I am thinking about creating a vision board online course… what are your thoughts?
How have vision boards made a difference in your life? Please share…
Keep winning and creating harmony in your life.
Marla J. Albertie
Your Life Harmonizing Strategist